Education Programs / Community
2018-19 Teacher Appreciation Recap
The LA Clippers Teacher Appreciation Program recognizes outstanding teachers for their hard work and dedication. Schools that participate in the Clippers education outreach program, Read to Achieve, nominate teachers to be honored as part of this special program. Each nominated teacher will be recognized in an on-court presentation prior to a Clippers home game this season.
READ TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM
The LA Clippers Read to Achieve Program is designed to promote the importance of literacy. The program goal is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people by providing greater access to books and technology while encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children. The LA Clippers challenge students in elementary and middle schools to take time out to read during the Read to Achieve Minutes Challenge. Each participating student is asked to track the number of minutes they spend reading during the 6-week program.
Clippers Community Heroes
Clippers Community Heroes Is A Program That Honors People In Our Community That Inspire Children Through Community Service, Sport, Mentorship Or Education.
LA Clippers Math Hoops
LA Clippers Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game and mobile app that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, in addition to their interpersonal skills, driving them to collaborate more effectively with their peers.
Mentorship Assist Zone
The LA Clippers have partnered with local youth organizations to lend an assist with community based mentorship initiatives. The Mentorship Assist Zone program supports local organizations with mentorship recruitment, student incentives, speakers, cultural experiences and group outings. While the program supports all youth mentorship, it has a special emphasis on organizations serving youth in underserved communities and young men and women of color.
The LA Clippers are pleased to offer an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Six $4,000 Stay In School Scholarships will be offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college beginning in the fall of 2019. Scholarships will be made available to students residing in the greater Los Angeles area. Below are your 2018-19 Stay in School Scholarship recipients.